Thermoplastic elastomers are materials that have properties of the two elastomers and plastics. All thermoplastic elastomer materials depend on a hard thermoplastic and a delicate elastomer. Thermoplastic elastomers are eco-accommodating in nature. They are anything but difficult to reuse. The one of a kind mix of properties of vulcanized elastic and simple processability of thermoplastic makes thermoplastic elastomers reasonable to be utilized in a wide scope of utilizations in end-client ventures, for example, car, building and development, restorative, purchaser products, and others. Thermoplastic elastomers have astounding physical properties, for example, high dimensional solidness, compound latency, great vapor and gas transmission properties, and adaptability.
About 85% of plastic products in the modern world are made of thermoplastic elastomer materials. Thermoplastic elastomers can be prepared by melt mixing, solution blending, or latex mixing. Thermoplastic elastomers can be extruded and molded and, when required, they can regain their original shape. Thermoplastic elastomers offer a wide range of performance attributes such as heat and oil resistance, improved adhesion, tear resistance, surface appearance, and low permeability. Thermoplastic elastomers are resistant to heat, UV radiations, humidity, biological degradation, etc.
They are widely used in over-molding and encapsulation applications. Asia Pacific has become a hub of automotive production over the last few years. Currently, the region accounts for more than 50% of the global production. The automotive industry in countries such as China, India, and Japan is anticipated to expand significantly during the forecast period. Attractive properties of thermoplastic elastomers such as weather resistance, oil and grease resistance, abrasion resistance, and vibration damping make manufacturers of various end-products rely on these elastomers. Rise in population and increase in the income of the middle class in developing economies are driving the global thermoplastic elastomers market. Increase in sales of automobiles in developing economies such as China and India and the presence of global auto-manufacturers such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan in Japan are likely to propel the demand for thermoplastic elastomers in Asia Pacific during the forecast period.
Across the globe, fuel-efficient technologies are being adopted widely. Thermoplastic elastomers enhance the fuel efficiency of automobiles. Global automobile production has increased by over 15% since 2010, with Asia Pacific accounting for more than 50% of the global production. Demand for thermoplastic elastomers is increasing in the building & construction sector also. Thermoplastic elastomers can be used in plumbing fixtures, siding, flooring, insulation, panels, doors, windows, glazing, bathroom units, gratings, railings, and structural and interior or decorative applications.